Losing a tooth can be devastating and have a negative impact on your smile and self esteem, with many people too embarassed or worried to seek immediate attention. Even worse, a tooth in the back of the mouth may be treated with an "out of site, out of mind mentality" and be put off for weeks or months.
It is important to seek immediate dental care not only to replace the tooth but to prevent further complications from developing.
Besides the aesthetic concerns, a missing tooth will not only create discomfort while chewing and talking, but also increase the risk of gum disease and bone loss, which can lead to alignment issues and even more lost teeth!
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The post functions as the root portion of the lost tooth and serves as an anchor for a replacement tooth. An artificial tooth is then attached to the post.
Dental implants are created to look natural and blend in with the surrounding teeth so no one but your dentist will know the differece. If you're interested in dental implants, call Luna Dentistry in Midtown Toronto and Richmond Hill.